Town in News
Town in News – TIN Report – is a sampling of news media coverage about the Town of Chapel Hill compiled by the Communications and Public Affairs Department. This listing includes articles and columns that are available on the web, and may not necessarily contain all stories in the print edition of the papers or on televised broadcasts.
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NC has lost one of its historic barbecue joints, which just quietly closed (The Herald Sun)
Allen & Son Barbeque, one of North Carolina’s most revered barbecue destinations, has closed. Read more: https://www.heraldsun.com/living/article222718535.html
Allen & Son Barbecue Closes (WCHL)
Famed barbecue restaurant Allen & Son has closed its Chapel Hill location. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/business/allen-son-barbecue-closes
GoTriangle now has 2 light-rail contracts in hand, after Chapel Hill concerns addressed (The News & Observer)
One of roughly a dozen critical Durham-Orange light rail agreements was approved late Wednesday after a two-hour discussion, mostly about when the agreement might expire. Read more: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article222679395.html
Chapel Hill officials take up $2.5 billion light rail plan (WNCN)
Chapel Hill's town council took up a GoTriangle's cooperative agreement on the light rail project. Read more: https://www.cbs17.com/news/local-news/orange-county-news/chapel-hill-officials-take-up-25-billion-light-rail-plan/1642158455
Chapel Hill Begins Process for Affordable Housing Development on Homestead Road (WCHL)
The Chapel Hill Town Council voted unanimously last Wednesday to authorize the town manager to seek developers for an affordable housing project at 2200 Homestead Road. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/local-government/chapel-hill-begins-process-for-affordable-housing-development-on-homestead-road
GoTriangle Hosting Open House Before Chapel Hill Votes on DOLRT Cooperative Agreement (WCHL)
Chapel Hill’s Town Council will consider a cooperative agreement with GoTriangle again on Wednesday night. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/local-government/gotriangle-hosting-open-house-before-chapel-hill-votes-on-dolrt-cooperative-agreement
Chapel Hill’s First Ever ‘People’s Academy’ Seeks to Diversify Voices (WCHL)
The Town of Chapel Hill just completed its first ever People’s Academy, which brought residents together to learn the ins and outs of local government. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/local-government/chapel-hills-first-ever-peoples-academy-seeks-to-diversify-voices
Flavor of the Week: Ice & Lab (WCHL)
If you’re looking to check out a cool new spot on Franklin Street, look no further than Ice & Lab, Chapel Hill’s first rolled ice cream shop. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/town-square/1893-brand-studio/flavor-of-the-week-ice-lab
Performance Bicycle could cut jobs at Chatham County HQ. Future of NC stores in doubt. (The Herald Sun)
Advanced Sports Enterprises, the parent company of bicycle retailer Performance Bicycle, plans to eliminate 200 jobs at Performance Bicycle’s corporate office in Chatham County, according to a notice sent to the state’s Commerce Department. Read more: https://www.heraldsun.com/news/business/article222601720.html